WWelcome to Carlisle Diocese

We look after 351 churches and 105 schools, from Barrow in Furness to Bewcastle and Nicholforest, from St Bees Head to Stainmore.

Our mission:
By God's grace to grow God's Kingdom in Cumbria.

Our vision:
To see our Churches growing Disciples of all ages.


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DDiocesan Calendar



Penrith Singers to Perform Bach's St John ...
Posted Monday 27 March 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 7.30 pm in St. Andrew’s Church, Penrith. Tickets available at ...

Ambleside & District Choral Society
Posted Monday 27 March 2017
Spring Concert: Vivaldi's Two Glorias St Mary's Church Ambleside - Sat 6 May 2017 at 7.30pm ...

Gospel Choir Event
Posted Monday 6 March 2017
St Peter's church, Kells, Whitehaven, May 6th, 6pm, free of charge


Carlisle Cathedral awarded National Lottery ...
Posted Friday 24 March 2017
Carlisle Cathedral has received a confirmed grant of £1,918,500 from the Heritage Lottery ...

Vicar and former teacher new chair of ...
Posted Friday 3 March 2017
A Carlisle vicar – and former teacher – has been appointed the new chair of the Diocese of ...

Cumbrian pupils’ teddy bears pilgrimage to ...
Posted Wednesday 1 March 2017
A group of Eden Valley primary schools has teamed up with a Liverpool High for a special ...

Carlisle Cathedral celebrates contribution ...
Posted Wednesday 15 February 2017
People are being invited to tie multi-coloured ribbons to the main gates of Carlisle ...

Farewell service to mark Archdeacon Penny ...
Posted Friday 27 January 2017
A special farewell Candlemas service is to mark the retirement of the Archdeacon of ...


The Bishop of Carlisle’s Christmas message for 2016 reflects on what the nativity story may mean to people living in a post-truth culture.
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WWe have moved

The Diocese of Carlisle, Diocesan Board of Finance, Diocesan Board of Education, The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust and the Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership/Cumbria Christian Learning's administrative offices have moved to:

Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR.
Tel: 01768 807777 Fax: 01768 868918


A list of direct dial telephone contacts for departments at Church House in Penrith is as follows:

Diocesan Secretary: 01768 807760 (Derek Hurton/Eleanor Scott)
Finance: 01768 807761 (Ric Jaques/Angela Platts/Clare Hockenhull)
Property: 01768 807762 (Neal Andrews/Helen Harker)
Secretariat: 01768 807771 (Rosaleen Lane)
House services: 01768 807777 (Cath Bell)
Communications: 01768 807764 (Dave Roberts)
LCTP/CCL/Training: 01768 807765 (James Bober)

Michael Mill: 01768 807766
Deborah Smith: 01768 807767
Dorothy MacLead: 01768 807768
Nancy Lush: 01768 807769

The Good Shepherd Multi Academy Trust:
Alison Gerke: 01768 807770